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Volunteer with us

Would you like to become a member of our volunteer team and help us to support your community of engineers and their families?

We’re looking for people passionate about the work we do, who have:

  • good communication and organisational skills
  • ability to work on their own initiative
  • confidence and willingness to encourage people to support us

Whether you have bags of experience in the role you’re interested in, or you’re keen to start something new, we’d love to hear from you.

Our volunteer roles

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Foothold Ambassador Volunteer

We are looking for proactive engaging volunteers who are able to raise awareness of Foothold and its activities. 

As an ambassador you will be helping to inspire people to get involved and support the charity particularly in its fundraising initiatives.

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Support volunteer

We are looking for friendly volunteers who are able to provide support on the phone and in person to members of the engineering community.

As a support volunteer you will assist members and their families who are isolated and  facing challenges in their daily lives

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Service development volunteer

Our Service Development Committee works to make sure the way we support people is relevant, helpful and in the best interests of our community. You'll have the opportunity to:

  • work on our guidelines and policies
  • improve our support in the future
  • make decisions and recommendations on the support we provide
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Marketing and communications volunteer

Reporting to the Foothold Communications Officer, our volunteer will play a key role in assisting the fundraising & communications team to raise awareness and support of Foothold.

We’re looking for someone who is a great communicator, enthusiastic and has previous experience in either marketing/communications or social media through work or volunteering.

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A statement from our Honorary Treasurer Gareth Price on our financial situation

Our Trustee Gareth Price explains how the IET's decision to stop collecting donations for Foothold may affect our support for engineers.

A family consisting or a man, woman and boy sitting at a table. Representing an IET member renewing his IET membership, the man is working on a laptop, whilst the woman and boy are doing a crafting activity together.

IET no longer collecting donations for Foothold with membership renewals

Learn about important changes between Foothold and the IET, and find out how you can #DonateDirect to help us support engineers in need.

Opening up new opportunities for the engineering community with the launch of our Engineering Neurodiverse Futures programme

Our new support programme is designed to empower neurodiverse engineering professionals, students and apprentices to achieve their full potential.